Weekend Woman's Hour - 14/02/2009
Highlights of this week's Woman's Hour programmes with Jane Garvey.
More girls are now joining the Scouts and school football, but do boys need their own all-boy space? Three mothers with sons - sports writer Alyson Rudd, journalist Kathryn Flett and Jenni Murray - discuss the issue.
A conference at the Royal Society of Medicine has considered why the maternal mortality rate is plateauing and threatening to rise. Professor Philip Steer, President of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Section of the Royal Soceity of Medicine, and cardiologist Dr Sara Thorne of the University Hospital Birmingham discuss the issue.
The American slumber party - or sleepover party - is here. Usually they take palce at someone's house, though these days even the Natual HIstory Museum does them. Sue Elliot Nichols was the brave host of one for her teenage son for a sepcial report.
Sonali Samarasinghe Wickrematunge, the widow of the Sri Lankan journalist who was recently assassinated, talks about her husband's death.
Jane discusses the life and work of the sculpor and artist Dora Gordine.
A discussion of the impending changes expected in a reshuffle of the French Cabinet. How will the female members fare?
Reporter Caz Graham meets a group of women known as the Mungrisedale Writers who have just released a collection of work, Dating at 60 and Other Tribulations.